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Shut down and stranded: Pandemic realities for those who work at sea

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

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From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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Bahamas tweaks arrival procedures, adds fee

Editor’s Note: Scroll down for more COVID-related news. Beginning tomorrow, the new entry requirements for visitors and residents of the Bahamas include: A COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days of…

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FLIBS20: U.S. summer busy as COVID kept yachts close

During its annual meeting yesterday during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the U.S. Superyacht Association shared data and reports that showed U.S. destinations had a record year. Bert Fowles,…

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FLIBS20 opens to small crowds, open spaces

The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened today under sunny skies, wider face docks and spacious tents.  The show was mostly contained around Bahia Mar Yachting Center and…

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FLIBS20: Marinas began upgrades long before COVID

Anyone who physically arrived at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year was in for a big surprise.  Most of the five marinas (six, if we count the two…

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IGY takes over Island Gardens

Fort Lauderdale-based Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) has taken over operations at Island Gardens Deep Harbour in Miami. The marina will be rebranded as Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island…

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Bahamas officials make yachting a priority

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yachts and the yachting community — the only piece of the tourism sector still active in the Bahamas — are the island nation’s top priority, several…

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Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

Detroit, Michigan-based KAM Yacht Sales has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Luke Brown Yachts. Founded in 2006, KAM Yacht Sales is a subsidiary of Lormax Stern, a commercial real estate…

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Yacht crew strum some love back home to South Africa

By Lucy Chabot Reed Not even a global pandemic can keep yacht crew creativity sequestered. The captain and chief engineer of M/Y My Aurora, a 120-foot (36m) Nordhavn docked in…

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